MABAN/EQUINOX Weds Sept 24, 5-7pm

Join mabon22UUWC CUUPS as we celebrate the fall equinox (Mabon in Celtic cultures) with crafting, ceremony, and feasting on Weds Sept 24th, 5-7pm

This is the time of year we gather in the harvest of the past year, while simultaneously beginning prepare for that of the coming year.

5-6pm  Craft an amulet representing your acknowledgement and gratitude for lessons of the closing bountiful season; your intentions for this coming season of darkness (sub/inconscious work), while also representing potential maifestations of their spring rebirth.  Bring representative small treasures that can be woven into your amulet.

6pm  Ceremony, usually including song and dance.

Potluck of seasonal foods and fellowship follows.

 

Fall Equinox has been a time of gratitude and honoring our Mother, from whom all things come, around the world since pre-history:

The Southward equinox marks the first day of Mehr or Libra in the Iranian calendar. It is one of the Iranian festivals called Jashne Mihragan, or the festival of sharing or love in Zoroastrianism.

 

  • The Roman celebration of the Fall Equinox was dedicated to Pomona, goddess of fruits and growing things.[3]
  • The traditional harvest festival in the United Kingdom was celebrated on the Sunday of the full moon closest to the September equinox.

For a tale of how one Native American family celebrates the fall equinox, read here.

… The axis of Mother Earth is straight rather than tilted in relation to the sun’s rays. In other words, it’s fall.

Night [dark] and day[light] are almost the same length on this day, though not quite, as Space.com explains.

In the northern hemnispere, [T]his day also signifies the beginning of the harvest season, when gourds, apples and other ripe nuggets that have been nourished by Mother Earth’s soil all summer are ready to eat.

Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/09/22/autumnal-equinox-first-day-fall-sacred-sites-and-quarter-moon-135356

 

ABQ Pagan Pride Fest

UUWC CUUPS invites you to

 

 

Pagan Pride 2011 from crowningelements.blogspot.com
Pagan Pride 2011 from crowningelements.blogspot.com

Celebrate the Autumn Equinox and help your community at Albuquerque’s Pagan Pride Day festival on September 28, 2014 from 9:00am – 6:00pm, at Bataan Park at Lomas and Carlisle. All ages are welcome at the free event, which will feature a Pagan ritual, information on Pagan spiritual practices, vendors, an artisan’s and performing arts area, games, a belly dancing area, workshops, a kid’s corner and more. Attendees are asked to share the harvest by bringing a non-perishable item to benefit The Unitarian Food Pantry.

Spanish classes: fun innovative method in Rio Rancho

We have an offer to hold this class at UU Westside

contact Lisa at 505-604-8247 or tprsesp@gmail.com ASAP if you are interested in a westside class.

Come learn Spanish with an exciting, fun and super effective method!

Hola Amigos —

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be offering a new SPANISH CLASS!

This class will be geared to Beginners, Advanced Beginners & Intermediates. We’ll be speaking, reading & writing.
If you haven’t taken a class from me, you’ll be glad to hear that this is NOT a repeat of your high school or even college classes. I use an exciting method that requires your creativity and participation. And research shows that if you’re having fun when you’re learning, the content will be available to you NOT for a few days or even hours BUT FOR LIFE! And believe me, a hallmark of my classes is lots of laughter!
Come and check it out & bring friends, because group synergy enhances the learning process!
Taking registrations NOW!
contact 505-604-8247 or tprsesp@gmail.com for more information

Muchos Gracias!

Lisa

Vote Nov 19 ABQ Abortion

disclaimer:  this post is intended to educate the community on Nov. 19th election issues. It is posed by individual members of UU Westside Congregation’s Social Action Committee and IS NOT an official position of UUWC.

 

 

Voting Locations for Early Voting and Election Day (Nov. 19th)

Remember: you must bring a photo ID to cast a ballot in this election.

Visit the City Clerk’s Office Website to learn what forms of ID are accepted at polling places.

 

 not only will we defeat this ballot measure, but we will also tell all of the out-of-state groups who are behind this ballot measure that New Mexico refuses to have the government interfere in a woman’s deeply personal decisions. We respect women to make the right decision for themselves and their families.

~ Jennifer Ford, Campaign Director Respect ABQ Women

 

learn more about ABQ Nov 19th election:

www.nytimes.com/…/albuquerque-becomes-latest-focal-point-in-abortion-…Sep 4, 2013

WATCH Christie’s Story

“We were ready to give our two year old a brother or sister. And everything with the pregnancy went pretty well until we went for our 20 week ultrasound. One of the doctors said “your baby is very sick.” I could carry the baby to term and watch her suffocate or I could end the pregnancy early and let her go peacefully.”

Voice over: Doctors and Nurses ask you to vote no on the ordinance that puts government in a family’s private decisions.

“I never thought I would ever need an abortion. I think politicians need to leave these decisions to the family and to the doctors.”

If you have any questions, feel free to let me know, or visit our website at www.respectabqwomen.org, and remember to like us on Facebook.  We are so proud of what you’ve done so far, and look forward to working hard with each and every one of you…!

 

We have been privileged to have so many strong community leaders and organizations stand with Respect ABQ Women and we couldn’t be more proud. Last week, as you may have already heard, American Hero Dolores Huerta endorsed the Respect ABQ Women campaign. Our local Telemundo station did a great interview with Dolores about our efforts.

 

Telemundo coverage of Dolores Huerta and Respect ABQ Women

 

We hope you enjoyed the video and will share it with your friends and family and on your Facebook page.

 

You are going to see a lot more out of state groups coming in to our hometown to try to force this ballot measure on us. This is why we need you to join our campaign and help us talk to as many Albuquerque voters as possible. Please forward this email to your friends and ask them to join our campaign.

take action in the HALLOWEEN CANVAS – Trick or Vote

Saturday, November 2nd, 9:30-1:30 p.m.